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Pacific Ocean methane burp could be source of Westside odor

Photo by Kevin Dinkel via Flickr Creative Commons
| Smell from Santa Monica to Venice to West L.A. could have come from decomposing seaweed or algae releasing methane as well as rotten-egg smelling sulphur compounds.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Studio City fire

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Police say Eferem Demery, 28, has been booked on suspicion of murder in the fire that killed two people. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

LA Times is leaving downtown Los Angeles for El Segundo. Will it be forever?

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Incoming owner Patrick Soon-Shiang told the staff the move came after they failed to reach a deal with the Canadian developer that owns the historic Times-Mirror Square complex.

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Strong overnight winds take out power lines and trees across SoCal

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Crews across the Southland are busy Friday morning cleaning up the mess left behind from strong winds overnight.

This LA way station for WWII detainees gets a historical marker 76 years after closing

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More than 2,000 immigrants, mostly Japanese but also Italian and German, were held there before many were sent to internment camps during WWII. Advocates for the designation want the historic monument to eventually extend into an oak grove, where the buildings actually stood.

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Immigration judge orders release of street vendor who became rallying point

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A street vendor arrested in San Bernardino County for selling corn without a license now faces deportation. She was held for six months before an immigration judge ordered her release on $1,500 bail.

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Homeless encampment cleared from Orange County Civic Center

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Under a federal judge's orders, most of the roughly 180 homeless people living in the civic center have moved to shelters, sober living homes or other housing.

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US Border agents seen on video trying to deport a man who 'looks Mexican'

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Two agents are shown trying to send an injured and apparently incoherent man across the border apparently without following established procedures, according to NBC News.

The 13 best things to do this weekend: April 13-15

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Skipping the 90,000-person crowd at Coachella? Cool. There's tons to do all weekend long in Los Angeles and the rest of Southern California.

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